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5% of the radon, which was applied as a salve to intact human skin, was eliminated by exhalation, while 10% was exhaled after application of the radon to an open wound (Lange and Evans 1947). Bathers breathing compressed air while immersed in radon-containing water had exhaled approximately one-third of radon measured in blood immediately after bathing (Pohl 1965). By 6 to 8 minutes after bathing, these persons were exhaling one-half of the amounts exhaled immediately after bathing. The author stated that the remaining radon which distributed to fatty tissue was excreted more slowly.
Therefore, this route of exposure includes both oral and inhalation routes. 8 Cancer Limited information was located regarding cancer in humans after exposure to radon and radon daughters in water. Radon levels were measured in 2,000 public and private wells in 14 counties in Maine (Hess et al. 1983). The county averages were compared to cancer rate by county to determine any degree of correlation. Significant correlation was reported for all lung cancer and all cancers combined, when both sexes were combined, and for lung tumors in females.
Genotoxic Effects. Increases in chromosomal aberrations have been reported among uranium miners and among personnel employed at a radon spa in Austria following inhalation exposure. Increases in chromosomal aberrations were also reported in a small group of people living in an area with high radon concentrations in their water supply. 3 on toxicokinetics, radon rapidly escapes from water; therefore, the probable major route of exposure in this cohort also was inhalation. In addition, increased DNA-repair rates in lymphocytes were observed in another occupational cohort.